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The 20 best easy Christmas recipes

Whatever you are thinking of cooking, for however many, relax. It doesn’t need to be difficult. We’ve got your Christmas covered with 20 simple festive treats. From penne al vodka to pumpkin and chestnut soup, or traditional roast turkey to Malay-spiced duck, we offer seasonal comfort for a range of meals. There’s rum-glazed ham, Danish roast pork belly, and Shanghai-style dumplings made for leftovers. Nathan Outlaw shares his fisherman’s stew, and Lopè Ariyo her citrus-baked salmon. For something sweet, there’s snickerdoodles, strudel and a boozy pear trifle. These are simple, professional secrets to a stress-free Christmas. A gift from us to you.

An impressive, burnished ham to have hot as an alternative festive roast on the day, or cold for easy meals in the lazy days after Christmas

For some, it’s not Christmas dinner without roast turkey and stuffing. This year, make it a small bird for a small gathering, and get ahead on the trimmings to keep the day stress free

Roast turkey, chestnut and sausage stuffing, and gravy by Lindsey Bareham. Photograph: Romas Foord/The Observer

Jacket potatoes get the festive treatment with smoked salt, extra-crisp skins and a moreish dip (a perfect way to use Christmas stilton)

Nigel Slater’s salt-crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat’s curd. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/The Observer

A giant pot of seafood makes for a simple but luxurious celebratory meal for any occasion over the festive period

Nathan Outlaw’s fishmas stew. Photograph: Romas Foord/The Observer

Christmas dumplings by Michael Zee. Photograph: Romas Foord/The ObserverWant to know more on click here go to tour news source.